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good morning! right now the top of my list of stories is that you are joining us so early. it is 6:00 eastern. i'm robin meade. here's what else is going on today. parts the northeast are in deep trouble. look at the water from the storms over the weekend. today other parts of the country are facing serious flooding. plus -- >> what happens after the videotaping? what happened if i had walked out of my hotel room and seen him there? was he going to do something? so yes, i think he's a sexual
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predator. >> that is why espn reporter erin andrews pleaded with a judge during her stucker sentencing, hear what else she had to say. toyota takes on a man's claims about his prius. some customers are starting to say we want our money back from toyota. first people are racing against time and nature trying to save their homes. they've been putting together more than 1 million sandbags in fargo, north dakota. the red river could go above the flood stage. police thought they had a few more weeks but there's been a sudden snow melt and heavy rains. look at this flooding in massachusetts, more than 200,000 customers do not have power in the northeast from the weekend. a lot of people were caught off guard when the water started rising. >> saw water coming in, she had. power to get the window down, she had to climb out the win dough, grab her keys and her cell phone, climbed out the window, called 911 and had to
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swim, literally swim up the street here. >> the nor'easter is still there off the coast of north carolina right now so meteorologist bob van dillen is just buttoning up his jacket right now and going to have what that means for you if you're a traveler, in a few minutes. john edwards' former mistress rielle hunter is really upset about her "gq" photos that came out yesterday. here is the video. hunter is having second thoughts a day after her lengthy interview came out in the magazine. she tells barbara walters she found the images repulsive, asked why she posed for them, hunter trusted the photog. young appeared last night on hln's" the joy bay haar show. >> i can clearly go on record that i'm not gay, and you've seen my wife and met my wife so
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i'll let that speak for itself. i love john edwards. i believed in john edwards, and i clearly believed in the causes that he espoused. but the reason i worked as hard for john edwards was because i wanted a brighter future for my wife and for my kids and for everybody else. i truly believed in those caus. but to say that i loved john edwards more than my family is just ridiculous. >> you may recall that young initially claimed that he was the father of rielle hunter's baby. later edwards admitted the child is his. young wrote a tell-all book about edwards affair. hunter is suing young for invasion of privacy and to keep him from publishing the supposed sex tape of the affair. michael jackson is still setting records nine months after his death. the associated press reports that the jackson estate just signed the biggest recording deal in historyith sony music. it will pay $200 million for
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albums over the next seven years. one will contain never before released jackson recordings due out in november. the official announcement about that deal is expected today. the man who secretly videotaped sports reporter erin andrews in the nude is going to prison for two and a half years. here's rafer weigel with more on that story. >> good morning, robin. erin andrews urged the judge for a longer sentence than the 27 months given to the man who secretly videotaped her. the judge added three months to the sentence. the man tearfully apologized to andrews but she said it doesn't end the nightmare he's put her through. >> i would have liked longer time, but i know that the judge obviously did the best he could with what the perimeters that are set, but i'm glad that he'll be away from anyone that he could harm for the next 30 months. his apology isn't good enough. it doesn't take down the video off the internet. >> prosecutors say michael david barrett an insurance executive from illinois secretly taped
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about 16 other women the same way he did with andrews, his lawyer says he's undergoing psychological treatment. robin? >> isn't that frightening, 16 other women. rafer, thank you. toyota officials are not calling the runaway prius story a hoax but they don't believe the driver's story. last monday, jim sikes reported his prius was spinning out of control. during a press conference yesterday toyota announced its test found the car's gas pedal and braking systems worked fine. >> well our analysis is not finalized toyota believes there are significant inconsistencies between the account of the event of march 8th and the findings of this investigation. as i mentioned, this self-protective system was found to be working as designed and would have easily stopped the vehicle. >> interting. sikes' lawyer says that toyota's testing proves nothing because
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they've never been able to replicate the problems people reported and sikes still has no plans to sue. coming up, some toyota owners do plan to file a lawsuit. they don't want their cars just fixed. they want to return them all together. baby boomers who worshipped the sun are starting to pay for it now. a study shows millions are being treated for nonmelanoma skin cancer, one in five 7-year-olds has been treated for it. the new issue of the archives of "determine willing to" says it is the most common form of skin cancer or of cancer. x minutes after the hour. okay, so let's talk about the weather that you're going to be wrestling back and forth with today and whether it's going to impact more than just the people in that local area, maybe our travelers as well. >> right. >> hi, bob. >> good morning, robin. >> the facebook page this morning, good-bye to the nor'easter, sort of. here's cape hatteras. north carolina right there. notice the swirl in the clouds, that's your nor'easter.
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not a lot of rain wrapped up with it, light showers jersey shore towards long island. the wind is a factor, new york into boston, half as strong as it was yesterday. our report from this weekend, northern parts of jersey, this is bound brook, you see what it looked like, an aial shot from a helicopter, massive flooding, just about seven inches of rain in two days, that's what caused this, what a mess. things are beginning to go down a bit but the flood warnings are out there. the areas shaded in bright green. flood warnings eastern parts of mass. low are parts of maine, stretching down the jersey shore and parts of massachusetts today. no more rain buthe floodwaters are up there, should gradually recede the next couple of hours. heavy rain outside of the dallas metro rain. light rain minneapolis, not falling over the red river in fargo but you're seeing moderate stage in fargo, snow melting, temperatures. mid-30s today. upper 40s by tomorrow and thursday more snow melting, i think this river crests in fargo over the weekend.
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they have a couple of days to watch. more on that in a half hour. democrats are ready to use any means necessary to pass major changes to your health insurance but the vote count is coming down to the wire. andre agassi is apologizing for a joke about his former tennis rival, pete sampras.
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it is time right now to a salute our troops. today a wife to her husband who returned home just last week. >> hi, robin, we're the wood family, this is elijah, i'm susan, staff sergeant wood home from afghanistan. just so glad to have him home, thank you. >> the wood family, very nice. i appreciate that salute and welcome home. go to cnn.com/robin if you want to salute somebody in the service. in about three hours hundreds of tea party protesters plan to rally at the u.s. capitol to oppose the health care reform bill.
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correspondent richard lui has brand new details on how a key vote on health care might be shaping up. good morning. >> good morning to you, robin. still more new details perhaps. health care opponents are getting closer to nailing down enough votes to kill the bill in the house. there's a brand new analysis from our sister network cnn. it shows health care foes have 200 know votes in the house, that is just 16 shy of what they need to shut down president obama's top domestic priority so far. the president was pounding the pavement yesterday trying to do the opposite, get some votes, trying to rev up his team. >> now as we get closer to the vote, there's a lot of hand wringing going on. we and a lot of people in washington talking about politics, talking about what this means in november, talking about the poll numbers for democrats and republicans. we need courage. >> robin, as you can see here pulling out all the stops. the president at this moment last quarter, hoping to rally the troops there.
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>> you know what, richard, the house may vote as early as this week. >> right. >> should we expect a lot of last-minute changes? you have wheeling and dealing i would imagine or special incentives to woo people who might be reluctant. >> right, there's plenty of reluctant folks. house speaker nancy pelosi may be playing hardball on her side, according to politico.com, pelosi and her team warning house democrats that the bill is final as is, so eh, don't come asking for big changes or fat handouts for your district. republicans promised to fight is thing to the bitter end. >> what i'm doing is working with my colleagues to keep the american people engaged in this fight. i don't have enough votes on my side of the aisle to stop the vote but i along with the majority of the american people who are opposed to this can stop this bill, and we're going to do everything we can to make it difficult for them if not impossible to pass a bill. >> okay, boehner also says, robin that, pelosi does not have the votes to pass the senate
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plan. >> richard, thank you so much. that's something we'll keep on top of obviously, as we always do. >> yep. some toyota owners are saying we are afraid to drive our cars so therefore, we want our money back. we don't want the thing. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. wow. >> yeah, wow. this is a big suit that we're talking about here, so many drivers are afraid of their cars a group is suing, want a full refund, dozens of toyota owners in arizona and washington and they're looking for class action lawsuit stat us so that is something that is like toyota's worst nightmare because their claims, if they all win together, could be worth billions of llars against toyota, and their claims are that the cars are unsafe and toyota has botched the safety recall so profoundly that the only way to fix it, let them just return their cars immediately and get their money back. now by the way that's even if they've never had a problem with their cars, but they are claiming that because of the
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whole runaway toyota issue, they fear that they're unsafe so we're watching. we're talking about potentially 6 million drivers here. toyota of course has had no comment on this stuff because it's legal but wow, as these lawsuits get together, robin, they can become really huge and possibly cripple toyota in the future >> if they do become that class action lawsuit, you're talking about dozens. >> right and it is a big if. the most popular website in the world, you think google. in the latest week, facebook. that's it, just you know, one time. >> facebook and google. >> one ti another website beat google, myspace. rrr. >> facebook is like please don't let that happen. running late? clount on tcount on the alarm c that always rings. dial 1-888-robin-hln and i'll
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wake you up for free. there's an alarming sign from california of how badly the budget woes could affect your child's education. plus tiger's return to golf is going to be huge, but you won't believe what it's being compared to. i don't know about this.
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♪ it's not over, not over, not over, yeah ♪
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nearly 7% of california's public school teachers have gotten pink slips this year. yesterday was the deadline for giving the layoff warning notices. the final budget will determine how many of those nearly 22,000 teachers end up being fired. but the superintendent of california's public school system is worried that the state's budget crisis could hit education funding hard. >> these cuts to our hard-working professional educators are simply devastating. they're devastating to our schools, and they harm our communities, and they in the long run harm our educational delivery system. these cuts clearly hurt our students, our schools, our communities, and they hurt our future. >> governor schwarzenegger's spokesperson denies there will be cuts to education funding. nationally california ranks toward the bottom in
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student/teacher ratios. less may be more when it comes to exercise. all right! how short bursts of exercise may be just as helpful as longer endurance training. new for you in about 15 minutes. that's the kind of story jennifer gets excited about. >> i'm excited about it. >> she runs on the weekend, all right, 15 minutes, woo! >> i'm excited, too. >> me, i just walk on the treadmill. >> that's it. whenever tiger woods does come back to golf the president of cbs says it will be one of if not the biggest media event of the decade. now, are you kidding me? here's rafer with more on that. >> if you think of it this way, tiger woods was the most recognizable athlete before this scandal. so now that you got -- >> i'll give you that. >> now you got this scandal it's much, much bigger than it was before. the president of cbs says when he comes back you're talking about the biggest media event in
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the last 10 or 150 years excluding the presidential inauguration. 24 million people watched his apology, higher than most watched his tournaments. some expect him to come for the masters. it will broadcast part of it in 3-d. seemed like you never saw him before through comcast and online, separate from cbs coverage. washington wizards star gilbert arenas suspended for pleading guilty to bringing a gun into the locker rooms. he says he wasn't using "long longevity thinking." he messed up the legacy of the team's late owner and will be sentenced next week. andre agassi is saying he was out of line for making fun of pete sampras at a charity tournament. he lampooned sampras for being cheap. >> say something, say it. >> no, i'm, i want to impersonate you. >> okay, go ahead. >> i don't have any money.
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i just -- >> and then things got uncomfortable. sampras was visibly upset, and then served it at agassi's head right there. >> oh, my goodness. >> neither one of them showed up at the post game news conference. police say form utah center robert whaly was pulled over for in the having his seat belt on. they also found several bags of marriage marriage in between his buttocks. >> who? >> exactly. mebody you never heard of until now, robert whaly, if you're going to carry it, wear your seat belt. coming up, why mike tyson's flying the coop, that's in 30. >> oh, my gosh. friends and family say good-bye to actor corey haim. and investigators dig deeper. #ñ#ñ#ñ#ññññññññññññx
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some toyota owners want their money back. they filed a lawsuit yesterday demanding a full refund because their cars have been recalled and they're afraid of them. the lawyer says that many of them are frayed of the cars if their lawsuit gets class action status it could include 6 million recalled toyotas and could cost the company billions. that's a big if. the biggest problem we're having is that the rate of melt was unprecedented. the river forecast center said there is no a computer model in the country that could have kept up with how fast the snow melted
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and the runoff occurring as fast as it did. >> more than 1 million sandbags in north dakota are helping to hold back the red river after snow melt is swelling the river above flood stage. actor charlie sheen pleaded not guilty to a felony domestic violence charge from an alleged incident with his wife last christmas. sheen and his wife, brooke, have spent time in renab aspen, colorado. good morning! 6:31 a.m. eastern. good to see your bright, shining face even with the bed head. it's already. i'm robin meade. here's what's going on. in about two and a half hours hundreds of tea party protesters plan to rally at the u.s. capitol to oppose the health care reform bill. correspondent richard lui joins us now. you're hearing the house may try to pass the senate health care bill without voting on it. >> does that sound right, robin? it's kind of like playing darts. democrats may be throwing every
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possible maneuver against the wall to see what sticks and house speaker nancy pelosi is suggesting one of those ideas right now and we go to "the washington post" for that, saying there she may try to pass the senate bill without having house members actually vote on the bill. now, this is what' called the deem and pass or the self-executing rule and the house basically here will vote on a package of fixes to the senate bill and if those fixes pass, it would signify that lawmakers deem the health care bill to be passed without actually voting on it. >> so a vote without an actual vote. >> yes. >> republicans are howling i'm sure over that idea, and what possible benefit would it provide for the house dems? >> a great question there. republicans are slamming this. it may be an effort to avoid responsibility for passing the health care bill they're suggesting. some republicans saying to "the washington post," pelosi's plan might be unconstitutional, so why even try it? it might protect some democrats,
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though, who are reluctant at the moment to publicly support a health care bill. pelosi saying "i like it because people don't have to vote on the senate bill." doesn't seem to come together but it may work for them. >> richard, thank you so much. updates upcoming. later on today, actor corey haim will be buried in toronto after a private funeral service. a memorial chap until toronto will help defray the cost of the service today. haim's manager says a service is being planned for a later day in l.a. california attorney general jerry brown talked with hln's jane velez-mitchell about haim's possible involvement in a prescription drug ring >> we know that massive amounts of drugs, legal drugs but obtained in what looks like to me questionable manner, so many doctors, how many people go to 10 or 15 docto and run around to 10, 12 and more pharmacies to
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fulfill them and two different doctors sometimes on the same day. this is serious stuff. do we know he put them in his mouth? no, we don't have anyone who saw him but the prescriptions were fuld in his name and they went somewhere. >> an occupancy revealed that haim had an enlarged heart and water in his lungs but the coroner won't have an official cause of death until next month. a man who was exercising on a beach in south carolina was killed when a plane crashed into him. emergency officials say the single engine plane was on its way from orlando to virginia yesterday when oil started leaking and covered the windshield. >> they were going to try to get to the airport to the hilton head island airport and the propeller left the plane, and they had to make an emergency landing. >> the two men on the plane were not hurt. the ntsb and the faa are investigating. the excuse of not having enough time to workout may be a
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thing of the past. that might have been a bad story to follow this up with. a new study says that 20 minutes of high intensity workouts mixed with minute-long rest periods burn more calories than an hour-long jog. the reason is that your heart rate doesn't really slow down after the high intensity exercises, so you're still burning calories even when you rest. someone wanted to add bling to your ipad save your money now. mervis diamond importers is offering an ipod covered in diamonds. for the low, low price of $20,000 the diamond ipad has 12 carats of ice. the regular ipad can sell for 500 bucks. a diamond ipad won't be available until after june. >> i know you're a sucker for the diamond. what say you, rob? >> i say it's stupid. >> thank goodness. >> it's the disco again. >> love it. >> bring on the hln dancers, i
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knew it was a club at night! >> the bbd danbvd dancers, i'm up the pole. the same nor'easter is out there, been here for four or five days. the jet stream is so far down to the south hasn't been able to push it away. it drifted south the last couple of days, off cape hatteras by 150, close to 200 miles. the wind is a factor. let me give you a bit of a scope of how bad it was over the weekend, check out the i-report these poor folks try to travel in towards laguardia, trying to take the two-hour trip up to stamford, connecticut, got home nine hours later because of the trees were down and rerouting they had to take on the roads. usually it's a two-hour trip, took them nine hours to get home from laguardia. >> poor things. >> that was saturday night into sunday morning, got home at 9:00 a.m. on sunday because of the trees down. >> the whole family was getting along splendidly. >> after being delayed at the airport i'm sure it was a fun
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time. we still have the flood warnings because of the rain that you had, no more rain for the day. the rivers are running on the high side. they should gradually come down over the next couple of days. towards texas big thunderstorm complex moving in towards houston. the rain will be heavy around dallas, ft. worth for the morning in towards places like san antonio and austin, too. look at the light rain around duluth, stretching in towards minneapolis, weak impulse no big deal. the snow continues around the red river basin. fargo flood warnings, moderate stage. river crests in fargo over the weekend, major overnight tonight. we'll talk about this again in a half hour. did you crawl out of bed online? let me help you out with a wake-up call. call one time to 1-800-robin-hln, i'll ask you what time do you want the call monday through fridays and it's free. we're helping you get the most out of your tax return this year. the tip that could save you hundreds of dollars. plus the rock 'n' roll hall
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of fame has new members and some were out to prove they can still rock.
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♪ awake on my airplane, awake on my airplane ♪ 19% of the people aboard a cruise ship are sick with some sort of stomach virus. it's the third time that it's happened on the same boat since february. so the cdc issued a no sail recommendation for the celebrity "mercury" so they can investigate. the ship will be back in charlestown, south carolina, on thursday. senator john mccain is going back to the campaign trail with sarah palin. the arizona senator is facing his toughest re-election fight ever, and his former running mate is willing to help. they'll both attend a rally in
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tucson, march 26th and one in mesa the following day. mccain's challenger is j.d. hayworth, a former congressman and talk radio host. are you sick and tired of your slow internet connection? the government says i hear ya, so some big changes are coming. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. good morning. >> good morning, thanks, robin. this is a huge initiative where the government is saying they want almost everybody to get high speed internet access, not just the big cities, because that's traditionally how it's been, but only about two-thirds of americans even have access to this now. now this is not all about so that you can download movies faster. the federal government is arguing this is an important initiative because an ultrahigh speed internet could create jobs, it could cut health care costs, and improve home efficiency, you know some of the ideas you could get a smart meter and know how much all the appliances in your house, how much energy they're using and what time and it would make a
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lot more information available digitally. right now the u.s., even though in some ways people say the internet was invented here we only have the 18th fastest internet connections in the world. it could take about ten years to get everybody access to high speed internet. the tax deadline, tick, tick, tick, 30 days, 30 days. >> argh! >> it's coming. so all this week we're going to give you tax tips. we want your questions, too, we'll get to that in a minute. if you had to buy a new car this year, you can get some money back that we're talking about, and not just new cars, we're talking about motorcycles, light trucks, rvs, well the same as a motor home. you can get tax breaks, deduct state and local taxes up to $49,500 price tag in terms of a car. do you have questions about your taxes? we want to hear them, so go to cnn.com/robin, you can either send me an e-mail through the
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"contact us" link or write it on your facebook page, click on the big blue "f." robin? >> rafer i think his taxes are in, he's got his refund. >> he beat me! >> yeah! you're the business bulady but bet you can beat him at golf. the man who stalked espn erin andrews is going to prison. she's wondering if she'll ever get over what happened to her. also -- what? a wild mountain road known as the dragon is closed. hear from that guy who apparently didn't see that it was closed.
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♪ can i express myself you know, chile just cannot catch a break. aftershocks are still rocking the country. people rushed outside as two more struck overnight. the u.s. geological survey says a 6.7 magnitude quake hit first followed by a moderate quake 40 minus after that. no immediate reports of injuries
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or damage. it was a rocking night in new york as the new class of inductees were recorded into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. ♪ look out honey i'm using technology ♪ >> i wish you could hear jennifer's comments about eddie pop right now. that was the stooges, part of this year's hall of fame class. what did you say about him? >> looks great except for his face! >> oh! >> isn't that a butter face? >> yeah. >> but i guess it would be his face. after several years of not getting enough boats ogiggy pop was excited. >> roll over woodstock, we won! >> other bands to pick up their hardware were genesis and two members of abba. the hollies and jimmy cliff were also inducted last night. ♪
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i want to see the clip from genesis. you can't deny genesis was good. >> you think phil collins will take his shirt off? >> we hope not. >> hey. >> he didn't perform? this just in, genesis did not perform. fish performed for them, a genesis tribute. hi, bob. >> how are you doing, robin? so far so good. trying to get out of an airplane, not many problems. winds across northeast, rain around texas and rain around minneapolis. calling for delays with the wind around a half hour around new york city metros and the rain comes in for areas like dallas and half-hour delays with that, maybe a little bit more, same with the houston metro area, the rain and the thunderstorms for the day. to the north, light rain and clouds in seattle. more in a half hour. >> there may have been more comments from jen from iggy pop. >> i didn't know butter face was an insult. i've been called that my whole
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life. a rock slide closed a moun main tain in tennessee. this guy apparently didn't see the huge pile of rocks in front of him. >> when i came around that curve i noticed you all, and i didn't even see that rock pile there. i'm lucky to have hit it in a way to not get too hurt. my dog here, she probably took a pretty good hit but she's all right. >> so far road crews have not said how long it will take -- what was he looking when he was driving? anyway, they don't know how long it's going to take to clear the road. poor thing. that's u.s. highway 129, that's south of knoxville so heads up if you're in that region. remember the shooting just steps from the pentagon earlier this month? two officers were hurt, when a suspect opened fire at a security checkpoint. well now we're learning that the gun used was once the property of the memphis police department. new for you in the next hour.
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espn reporter erin andrews says that even though her stalker is going to prison, her nightmare will never be over. here's rafer with more on that, her comments. >> and there's some truth to that, robin. she was secretly videotaped. that video was posted on the internet and as a result that video will never completely go away. as for the man who did that awful act, michael david barrett video taping her nude through a peephole, sentenced to 30 months, the judge tacking on three months to an earlier agreed upon sentence. he tear flee apologized to andrews. a psychologist talked about the damage he's done. >> a lot of women that have symptoms akin to post traumatic stress disorder. if you can't predict your environment and think everything you do is do is on shaky ground, it's hard to feel secure in the world. it's hard to feel not anxious. it could really affect her the rest of her life. she wouldn't trust strangers
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anymore. >> and prosecutors say he targeted 16 other women. andrews will be on this year's "dancing with the stars." mike tyson has literally flown the coop. you're going to -- this is going to blow you away. animal planet just announced a new show with tyson called "taking on tyson" in which the former heavyweight champ will take the audience inside the competitive world of pigeon racing. apparently he has a deep passion for the birds and has always raised pigeons. i did not know that. >> i did not know that either. >> it's set to debut early next year. andreying agassi says he wa out of line for making fun of pete sampras. some of the stories we're watching this morning. at 9:30 a.m. in washington, we'll get the latest on the efforts in both iraq and afghanistan. when the u.s. centcom commander addresses the senate armed services committee. in l.a., more than 300 court employees will lose their jobs
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and 12 courthouses will be closed because of cutbacks. because of that decision, several judges will address the media to talk about what is next. that will happen at 1:00 p.m. and then at 2:15 p.m., all eyes are on the fed as it gets ready to talk about interest rates. the expectations are that it's going to remain steady, the interest rates will. but we'll wait and see, obviously. baby boomers who worship the sun are now starting to pay for it. a new study shows that millions of people arie being treated fo nonmelanoma skin cancer. one in five 7-year-olds have been treated for it. it's now the most common form of cancer. if you're still paying your bills by the mail, listen up. the possible end of saturday mail delivery may not be the only reason you mighconsider paying them online.
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okay. everybody, stretch it out. you ready to go? i'm robin meade. it is tuesday morning. here's what's going on, sunshine. some toyota drivers are not taking any chances with their cars. they don't want them fixed, they want their money back and they want toyota to go to court. plus -- >> what happens after the videotaping? or what happened if i had walked out of my hotel room and i had seen him there? was he going to do something? so, yes, i think he's a sexual predator.
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>> and that is why espn reporter erin andrews pleaded with the judge during her stalker sentencing. you'll hear what else she had to say. and all these little ones may have one big thing in common. they were born to boogie! interesting study. first, though, people are racing against time and nature to save their homes. they've been putting together more than 1 million sandbags in fargo, north dakota. now, we're seeing the red river there and in minnesota about above flood stage. police in fargo said that they thought they had a few more weeks, but there's been a sudden snowmelt and heavy rains. now, also, some weather problems. take a look at the flooding in massachusetts. more than 200,000 customers still to not have power in the northeast. a lot of people were caught off guard when the water started rising. >> saw water coming in. she had power to get the window down. she had to climb out the window, grabbed her keys and her cell phone, climbed out the window, called 911, and had a swim.
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literally swimmed upthe street here. >> the nor'easter is still there off the coast o north carolina right now and meteorologist bob van dillen is going to tell you what it means for travelers in a few minutes. all right, john edwards' former mistress, rielle hunter, now says she's really upset about her "gq" photos that came out yesterday. she's having second thoughts a day after the interview came out inhe magazine. she tells abc's barbara walters that she found the photos repulsive. edwards' former aide, andrew young, is responding to a slam from hunter. you may recall that young initially tried to protect edwards by claiming that he was the father of hunter's baby. hunter now says that young loved edwards more than his own family. >> i loved on john edwards, i believed in john edwards, and i
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clearly believed in the causes that he espoused. but the reason i worked as hard for john edwards was because i wanted a brighter future for my wife and for my kids and for everybody else. i truly believed in those causes. but to say that i loved john edwards more than my family is just ridiculous. >> well, she's implying that you were gay, i think. that's what she's implying. it sounds like that to me. >> well, i can -- i'm not going to say that, i might get in some trouble. i don't think there's any doubt that anybody that knows me that i'm not gay. and to quote that old "seinfeld" line, not that there's anything wrong with that. >> hunter is suing young for invasion of privacy and to keep him from publishing a supposed sex tape of the affair. some toyota owners are saying, our cars are not safe and they want a full refund, forget the fix! jennifer westhoven has been all over the toyota story since it first broke. so now she brings us this new angle. this could end up being a major
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lawsuit. you have a number of people involved right now. >> yeah, this could be huge. there are so many drivers now who they're afraid, they don't haven't want to get in their cars. a group of them is suing. they want a full refund. even though they've been driving their cars for some time. but dozens of toyota owners in arizona and washington, they want what's called class action lawsuit status. and that is something that could be toyota's worst nightmare, because it means their claims get all lumped together. we're talking about the potential of 6 million drivers here. so that could be worth billions of dollars. and what they say is, they fear that their cars are so unsafe and that toyota has botched the safety recall so profoundly that they think the only thing to do is to let them take their cars back for a full refund. and that's -- even if they've never had a problem, they're claiming, though, that they're just nervous about driving their cars. so, again, if this ends up being a class action lawsuit, it could be really huge. now, of course, this is a legal matter, so so far, toyota has
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had no comment. >> but you've got a couple dozen people already involved in it, or one dozen. so you've already got a number of people. it's interesting. we'll have to see if that does go class action. the man who secretly videotaped sports reporter erin andrews is going to prison for 2 1/2 years. here's rafer with more on her reaction. >> good morning, robin. erin andrews urged the judge for a longer sentence than the 27 months given to the man who secretly videotaped her. the judge added three months to that sentence. the man tearfully apologized to andrews, but she said it does not end the nightmare he's put her through. >> i would have liked a longer time, but i know that the judge obviously did the best he could with what the parameters that are set, but i'm glad that he'll be away from anyone that he could harm for the next 30 months. his apology isn't good enough. it doesn't take down the video off the internet. >> now, prosecutors say michael david barrett, an insurance executive from illinois, secretly taped about 16 other
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women the same way he did andrews and did background checks on about 30 women. his lawyer says he's undergoing psychological treatment. robin? >> all right. rafer, thank you. a new study confirms what moms and dads already know. that babies love to boogie! and researchers say that they believe that we are born with a predisposition to move to the music that we hear. now, they say that babies in the study responded to the beat more than the melody or other parts of the music and the more the baby could synchronize their movements with themusic, the more they smiled. i'm thinking if we go to youtube, we could find way better video than this. aren't people always like, look at my baby, my baby knows how to dance. >> and my 3-year-old's in line at disney world last week and she's starting to do this kind of thing all around. we've got an hour to wait in this line and just dancing, she's 3. >> i have to admire that joy, the joy of, i don't care who's watching. >> i'm sitting here, here's this
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peter pan line i've been waiting for for 15 minutes and she's happy, dancing to the meeting. here's the last vestige of this nor'easter. the jet stream down to the south, not mupushing it away. we have the winds still in place and the rain is about gone. let me show you this i-report from the northern section of new jersey. this is taken from a helicopter. look at the scope of the flooding. that's 7 inches of rain in just two days. flood warnings are still in place in that very area down through southern jersey into parts of maryland, also in new england too. let me give you a look at the flood warnings on the map. the green shaded areas, including boston, flood warnings, no more rain. the rain has ended. the rivers are running very high, tributaries as well. out towards texas, here's an area of low pressure, moving in towards basically houston and the dallas metro area. the rain is heaviest, though, right around ft. worth and just stretching off to the west. down to the south a little bit farther, a little bit of light rain out there, that's your pickup in intensity a little bit
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later today. thunderstorms in houston, especially early afternoon hours. minneapolis, look at the rain moving away from minnesota, but the flood warnings are out there, melting snow. big culprit, temperatures over the next couple of days, edging into the upper 40s by tomorrow. lots of snow melting. those rivers will continue to rise and basically crest, hopefully by this weekend. more on that, coming up, robin, in just about a half hour. >> all right. democrats are ready to use any means necessary to pass major changes to your health insurance, but the vote count skis coming down to the wire. and google just lost its spot as the mostopular website.
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salute to the troops. today's salute comes from a wife to her husband who just returned home last week. here she is on video. >> hi, robin. we're the wood family. this is elijah, i'm susan. staff sergeant wood home from afghanistan. just so glad to have him home. thank you. >> and it looks like she got him
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as he was coming home. isn't that great? good job. if you have somebody in the service, go to cnn.com/robin. in about two hours, hundreds of tea party protesters plan to rally outside the u.s. capitol to oppose a health care reform bill. correspondent richard lui, morning to you. inside the capitol, richard, there's plenty of opposition as well. i mean, what should we be looking at for this week? what do we think is going to be happening? >> good morning, robin. look for this number -- 216. if the opposition gets that many votes, the health care bill is dead. a brand-new analysis by our sister network, cnn, though, showing that 200 no votes in the house now are there, just 16 shy of that 216 i was talking about. that would put the kibosh on the president's top domestic priority. republicans are promising to fight this thing until the bitter end. >> what i'm doing is work wiing with my colleagues to keep the american people engage in this fight. i don't have enough votes on my side of the aisle to stop the
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bill, but i along with the majority of the american people who are opposed to this can stop this bill. and we're going to do everything we can to make it difficult for them, if not impossible to pass the bill. >>okay. minority leader boehner also saying that pelosi does not have the votes to pass the senate plan. >> okay. so 216 is also the number the dems need to pass the bill, so let's hear about the last-minute push for the yes votes from president obama. >> robin, we'll go straight to president obama from yesterday. here he is asking for some sacrifice from lawmakers. >> now, as we get closer to the vote, there is a lot of hand wringing going on. we hear a lot of people in washington talking about politics, talking about what this means in november, talking about the poll numbers for democrats and republicans. >> we need courage! >> we need courage. >> courage. the president wanting some lawmakers to look past the possible backlash it could get by voting for the bill. he's saying that while his partner in this, using some
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tough love. according to politico.com, speaker pelosi and her team, warning house democrats, do not come asking for big changes or fat handouts. the bill is final as-is. robin? >> all right, richard, thank you. if you need some incentive to make sure your taxes get done on time, this could be it. a car wash got a bill from the irs for 200 bucks because they owed four cents in back taxes. how did four cents become $200? new for you in about 30 minutes. there's steam coming out of my ears. >> oh, she's going crazy! >> that's just not right. >> okay. after that, you can save the government more than $1 billion and it will only take a few minutes of your time. not that you're feeling ben ini benevolent after that story. >> meanwhile, they're telling the credit card companies they can't get outrageous with fees. >> money expert jennifer westhoven, this is about the census. >> this is how can you help the
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government save money? the census bureau is appealing to your patriotism. they're saying, mail it in and you'll help the government save valuable taxpayer money, your money. the bureau says it could save $1.5 billion if we all mail our forms back instead of waiting for a census taker to knock on your door. take the forms and mail it back. 120 million census forms were with all mailed out yesterday, headed to homes in every corner of the country, so you should get yours by wednesday. it's the end of an era for flying. the last airline that served free meals says it's over. continental is going to start charging you for food. the airline says it's going to save $35 million a year, and not just on the food itself. it also takes more jet fuel to fly all those meals around. business class passengers will still get that -- oh, bob, what was that face? >> i'm thinking 30 pounds of food, tops? righ that's just great. >> you know, all the trays, all
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the stuff. >> gotcha. good morning, jennifer. let me show you what'si in happening. if you're traveling, i don't see any delays, not yet. there's d/fw, you can see planes trying to get in and out. rain striping overhead. that's probably where you'll catch your first delay. otherwise, boston, gusty winds today, 30-minute to one-hour delays. same for the new york city metro area. looking at 30-minute delays because of the rain. and out west, looking at more rain around seattle with a little wind too. more of that in a half hour. king of pop still breaking records. how michael jackson is shocking the music industry almost a year after he died. plus, how a gun that was one police property wound up at the scene a shooting just steps if the pentagon.
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all right. senator john mccain is going back on the campaign trail with sarah palin. now, the arizona senator is facing his toughest re-election fight ever and his former running mate is willing to help. now, they're both going to attend a rally in tucson march 26th and one in mesa the next day. mccain's primary challenger is j.d. hayworth, a former arizona congressman and talk show radio host. republicans are also fighting hard to take back control of the house in 2010. and minority leader john boehner
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says that he thinks that it is a real possibility. >> we've got more candidates than we've ever had. we've got better candidates than we ever had. we have a better process of helping to grow candidates and grow campaigns than we've ever had. no question that we're going to get outspent in this election. but i think that we have a chance at winning republican control of the house. >> well, democrats currently outnumber republicans 253 to 178 in the house. this just in, cnn has confirmed a 4.4 earthquake it shall magnitude 4.4 earthquake in california about seven miles southeast of the l.a. civic center. now, we are not hearing any reports just yet of what kind of damage that may have done or if anybody is injured, but this just in this morning, a 4.4 earthquake in california. michael jackson is still setting records nine months after his death. the associated press rerts that the jackson estate just
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signed the biggest recording deal in history with sony. now, it will pay $200 million for albums over the nexteven years. one will contain never-before-released jackson recordings that that is due out in november. the official announcement about the deal is expected today. ♪ i like the music from that album, didn't you? >> very much so. sorry. i'm dancing on tv. >> like elementary school, disco come in the back pocket. >> yes, you were very small when that came out. >> whenever tiger woods does come back, the president of cbs news and sports says it will be one of, if not the -- biggest media events of the last decade. more so than inaugurations? >> he says it will be as big as the presidential inauguration. now, keep in mind, cbs has the masters tournament, the tournament many expects or some expect tiger woods will return to, but he was the most recognizable athlete in the world before the scandal and more than 20 million people watched his apology, higher ratings than most tournaments.
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if he does come back for the masters, that tournament just announced, it will broadcast part of it in 3d on comcast, separate from cbs' coverage. washington wizard's star gilbert arenas suspended for the year after pleading guilty for taking guns to the locker room says he deserves his punishment. in an upcoming issue of "esquire," he says he wasn't using longevity thinking when he pulled a gun on a teammate. he'll be sentenced next week. andre agassi is apologizing, saying he was off line making fun of pete sampras for being cheap at a charity event. >> say something! say it! >> i want to impersonate you. >> okay. go ahead. >> i don't have any money. >> and then -- >> mean! >> and then things got uncomfortable as he served it at his head. we might be able to get it in before the break --
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>> the temperatures may be frigid, but the atmosphere here is red hot. welcome to comcast on the red carpet. i'm at the 14th annual maryland state police polar bear plunge, maryland's premier winter event. >> this is my kind of weather. >> perfect day for a plunge. >> you got to get in. >> this is a huge event. it's amazing. we started back in '96 and it was probably like hundreds of people, and now it's just thousands. it's turned into a major standout event for the state of
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maryland. >> this is the it first time we've had a snow like this and it really does tell who this is all about. it's raising money for a special group of people and they're coming no matter what the weather is. >> how do you do this? >> why? because i love the energy. >> the show must go on. the polar bear plunge, great benefit for special olympics, one of the great charities in maryland, and a ton of people out here. everybody is warm and in the spirit of giving, so it will be a great day. >> for one of the rookie soup sr plunger, this was an item on his life to do list. >> i've never done it. you've heard of the movie the bucket list. this was on my bucket list of things to do. i've accomplished it and can check it off my list. it was a great, great opportunity. >> this is the most amazing group of people i've ever worked with. for those of you who have not been here before, you'll leave here with life long friends. >> as a first time plunger, it's
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not what you expect. i never expected to cry, but i did yesterday and today because the super plungers were so much. to hear the stories are heart-felt. >> i was a first time super plunger in freezing cold water. >> what's the water temperature? >> cold. >> my first time, i could never do it. this this year, i was like, alright, i'm here, i'm going to do it. we're in little costumes. it's cold out there. nothing compares to how cold it is out here. >> it's rewarding because of the smiles you put on the athletes faces and the camaraderie you get to be with the parents, then the family atmosphere that keeps drawing everybody back. >> are you ready? are you ready? >> it gets better every time. >> this is serious business. >> every year i challenge all of the delegates and the house delegates to come out and plunge
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f they are not going to plunge, they should give us money for the special olympics. >> it's a wonderful cause, special people, and an important segment of our society, and we have to step up and be there for them. >> for law enforcement, it's a special, unique connection with the spec olympics. police officers love to be out there among the crowd, and they love to be around everyone, the young and the old. >> the 2010 marked the inaugural year, a special plunge on friday for maryland's elementary and high school students. >> we had about 2,000 students out here yesterday. the energy was amazing. these kids embraced the concept. for them to do something bigger than themselves and be active, it's awesome. >> it's for the special olympians. we live for, go for, die for, is to give them an opportunity to participate if the games. >> our athletes are children and
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adults. we have athletes in their 70's. they can choose from 28 different sports all year long. we're not a one-time a year attraction event. everyday of the year an athlete is benefits from the funds raise. >> with over $3 million raised from the efforts this year, some may wonder where the money goes? >> it goes straight to the athletes like myself and show that athletes with disabilities can do anything that they put their minds to. >> think about it t you can sit there as a child and see kids playing tennis, basketball, football, running track. now as a kid because somebody looked at you as having some type of disability, you don't have a disability. this allows you to go out there and do everything that everybody else can do. you're just like everybody else. >> the bay may be chilly, but you see the steam off of me. that's the warm from our hearts. >> this is what you call
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freezing for a reason. to learn how you can contribute to special olympics maryland, check out smoddot organize. go to on demand and click get local for what's going on in your community. for comcast red carpet,
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we've learned of a 4.4 magnitude earthquake in california overnight. the epicenter is about seven miles southeast of l.a. civic center. as a matter of fact, it actually happened this morning, maybe less than half an hour ago. thankfully, right now there are no reports of damages or injuries at this time, but we continue to monitor the incoming for more on that. some toyota owners want their money back. they filed a lawsuit yesterday demanding a full refund on their cars because their cars have been recalled. now, the lawyer says that many of them are afraid to drive
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their cars. if the lawsuit gets a class action status, it could include 6 million recalled toyotas and cost the company how many knows how many millions. the biggest problem that we're having is that the rate of melt was unprecedented. the river forecast center says that there is not a computer model in the country that could have kept up with how fast this snow melted and the runoff occurring as fast as it did. >> more than 1 million sandbags in north dakota are helping to hold back the red river after the snowmelt is swelling it above the flood stage. police in fargo said they thought they had a few more weeks, but now the sudden melting snow and heavy rains have caught them by surprise. president obama may have another supreme court justice to replace soon. justice john paul stevens tlls "the new yorker" magazine that he's deciding now that this will be his last term. but the 89-year-old says he will will definitely retire within the next three years. and those are some of our headlines. i want to say good morning to you. i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine.
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in about 90 minutes, hundreds of tea party protesters plan to rally at the capitol to oppose the health care reform bill. correspondent richard lui joins us now. you're hearing about a possible way for the house dems to pass the senate health care bill, without even voting on it. now, what gives there? >> yeah, how can that happen? well, robin,hat it's called, it's call the deem and pass or the self-executing role. and nancy pelosi is suggesting that the house would vote on a package of fixes to the senate bill, and if that passes, it would signify that lawmakers deem the health care bill to be passed. robin, it's kind of like playing darts here. democrats may be trying to throw every possible maneuver against the wall to see what sticks, but that's what we're hearing now, that deem and pass. >> so without an actual vote, republicans, i'm sure, are howling over the idea. what possible benefit would it give for the dems? >> right. robin, the benefit here, republicans are slamming the deem and pass, suggesting it may
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be an effort to avoid responsibility for passing the health care bill. some republicans also suggesting to "the washington post" that pelosi's plan might be unconstitutional. so as you were asking, why even try this? well, it might protect some democrats who were reluctant to publicly support a health care bill. pelosi saying, "i like it because people don't have to vote on the senate bill." >> all right. richard. thank you very much. >> sure. later on today, actor corey haim will be buried in toronto after a private funeral service. a chapel in toronto says that it will help cover the cost. haim's manager says that a service is also planned for a later da in l.a. california attorney general jerry brown talked with hln's jane velez-mitchell about haim's possible involvement in a prescription drug ring. >> we know that massive amounts of drugs, legal drugs, but obtained in what hook looks to like a questionable manner,
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because of so many doctors -- how many people go to 10, 12 doctors and then run around to 10, 12, even more pharmacies to fill them, and sometimes two doctors on the same day. this is serious stuff. do we know he put them in his mouth? no, but we know these prescriptions were filled in his name and they went somewhere. >> an autopsy revealed that haim had an enlarged heart and water in his lungs, but the coroner will not have an official cause of death until next month. haim's manager says it was not an overdose and that he'd been trying to kick prescription drugs after at one point taking over 80 pills a day. toyota officials are not calling the runaway prius story a hoax, but they don't believe the driver's story. last monday, jim sikes reported that his prius was speeding out of control. well, no matter how hard he hit the brakes, he said the car would not slow down. during a press conference yesterday, toyota announced that its tests found the car's gas pedal and braking system worked
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fine. >> while our analysis is not finalized, toyota believes there are significant inconsistencies between the account of the event of march 8th and the findings of this investigation. as i mentioned, this self-protective system was found to be working as designed and would have easily stopped the vehicle. >> well, sikes' lawyer says that toyota's testing proves nothing because they've never been able to replicate the problems that people reported. and he says that sikes still has no plans to sue. chile just cannot catch a break. aftershocks are still rocking the country. peoplerushed outside again this morning as two more quakes struck overnight. the u.s. geological survey says first it was a 6.7 magnitude, that was followed by a more moderate quake 40 minutes after that. no immediate reports of injuries or damage. this comes after their super quake, what was it, an 8.8, a couple weeks back. it was a rocking night in new york as the new class of inductees were put in the rock
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'n' roll hall of fame. ♪ that was the stooges performing with billy joe armstrong of green day. armstrong inducted into the stoonls into the hall of fame. that's iggy pop. after several years of not getting enough votes, iggy pop was excited about being inducted. >> well, roll over, woodstock. we won! >>ther bands to pick up their hardware last night were genesis and two members of the pop super group abba, the hollies and gym cli cli jimmy cliff was also inducted los angeles night. >> i couldn't tell whether iggy pop was enjoying the performance or not. >> he looked good, didn't he? a rock slide has closed a mountain road in tennessee called the dragon because of all of its curves, but look at the
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tape. it's curvy enough this guy didn't even see a huge pile of rocks in front of him. >> when i came around that curve right there, i noticed you all, and i didn't even see that rock fall there. i'm lucky to have hit it in a way that i didn't get too hurt. my my dog here, she probably took a pretty good hit, but she's all right. >> my goodness! how did he miss that? so far, road crews are not said how long it's going to take to clear the road. this is u.s. highway 129 south of knoxville. so what i gather from that is he was either looking at the camera crew or the police there and didn't see why they were there. >> i thought maybe his dog was driving at first, but, no, he was distracted by the camera crew. i'm glad he's okay. >> i am too. >> hit that thing pretty hard. this weather brought to you by sudafed. let me start out real quick with
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what happened out in l.a. just about a half hour ago. we had a 4.4 earthquake. you can see where you can locate it right there. here's l.a. it was about 11 miles to the southeast of the civic center. we havereports of moderate shaking to strong shaking. 4.4 magnitude quake just outside of l.a. get back to the maps, let's show you what's happening. that nor'easter, it's still in place. you can see the swirl in the clouds, much stronger than it has been. the wind will be out there through new england, down through the mid-atlantic coast and you have the flood warnings still posted from all the rain you had over the weekend and yesterday morning too. get away from here, look at the rain around the dallas metro area and ft. worth too. zoom in towards texas, most of the heavy rain is cycling north. a little bit of a dry punch coming across western texas. the rain's heaviest times across the dallas airpt. i put d/fw right there with the rain overhead, poor visibility, counting on weather delays right here. that's something we'll be following over the next couple
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of hours. up to the north, more light showers around northern parts of minnesota. poor visibility for msp, but the flood concerns are out there not because of the rain, but because of that melting snow. that's going to be a problem for you, the red river especially. crests in fargo probably saturday into sunday. so the ipad, apple's new gizmo, is about 500 bucks, unless you encrust it with diamonds. there is a version in diamonds. plus, we're helping you get the most out of your tax return this year. the tip that could save you hundreds of dollars.
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don't you worry about trudging outside to get the morning paper, because we already did, so here you go. "the new york times" looks at the difficult place that israeli leaders are in right now. just before vice president biden arrived there, israel announced housing plans for east jerusalem to find the united states, so now it is trying to please the united states abroad and supporters domestically. in "the dallas morning news," fbi agents and mexican authorities are teaming up to find who murdered an american consulate worker and her husband in a border town. the "l.a. times" looks at the reopening of ange flight. it is known as the smallest railway in the world. it opened in 1901, but now city leaders hope that the cars will connect older neighborhoods, which ha been reenergized. that's a quick check of the newspapers. a good cleaning must not have done the trick, because 19% of the people on a certain cruise ship are sick with some sort of stomach bug and it's the third time it's happened on the same boat since february.
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now, the cdc has issued a no-sail recommendation for the celebrity "mercury" so they can investigate. the ship will be back in charleston, south carolina, on thursday. >> discount! >> you think? >> to get people back on the ship, i think they'll be offering a big sale. >> and it's one of those cruises, i don't think it's considered a discount cruise line. it's pretty multiple star. all right. sick of your slow internet connection, the government says, we hear you. so some big changes are coming. >> what i like about this, the fcc wants more people to have high-speed internet access, because a lot of people in rural areas have been left behind. and if you already have high-speed internet access, it would get much faster, 20 times faster than it is now. and the fcc say doctors could monitor patients more closely
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online, be in touch with you, online classes could offer so much more than you do now. maybe you'd get more of a real classroom experience. the white house says this is about productivity and jobs. also, the white house says it's worried that even though basically the u.s. invented the internet, you know, it was born here, we're falling behind in the world. people in other countries get the internet for much faster and they pay less for it too. how do you like them apples? name the most popular website in the world. you probably thought google. not last week. facebook knocked it off as king of the hill. facebook has got to hope it lasts, though, because the last company that beat google was myspace. that was temporary. it is 30 days until april 15th, tax day. so we're bringing you tax tips. all week long to make sure you get the most money back fairly, right? deductions. if you're going to buy a new car last year, you can get some money back. and not just cars, motorcycles, light trucks, rvs.
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you can deduct the state and local sales tax you pay. and on a $20,000 car, that can be a lot of money. so we're talking up to a $49,500 price tag. >> that's good. >> yeah! have you got questions about your taxes? maybe you're thinking, jen, i didn't buy a new car, but i want to know about, i don't know, a new job or something you did to your home. send them on in and we'll answer some of them on the air next week. it's cnn.com/robin. you can e-mail me through the "contact us" link or click the blue "f" and write in on our facebook page. >> i wonder if you're running a fever or something this year because you don't have your taxes done yet. it's so unlike you. >> we had so many -- we moved and this and that, so we had a different situation. >> just like to tease her. who gets them done early. if you're running late, count on the alarm clock that always rings. dial 1-888-robin-hln and it will be waking you up. the man who stalked espn
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reporter erin andrews is going to prison, but erin says that she still fears for her life. also, a guy owes the irs four cents! he wanted to laugh at that one, but it was a bad idea.
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wood started as four cents in back taxes as turned into a $200 bill from the irs for a california car wash. four cents! federal agents even delivered the bill! the four cents ballooned because of three years of penalties and fees. >> legally, i think it's called ridiculous. i mean, four cents? they probably spent more in gas and time driving down here to collect not just the four cents, but the $200. >> there's no malice here. they're just interested in doing their job and i'm interested this staying in business. >> the car wash is working with the irs to try to figure out a solution for their four-cent bill. espn reporter erin andrews says that even though her stalker is going to prison, her nightmare will never be over. here's rafer with more on that. >> yeah, robin. she says that she actually fears for her life every time she enters a hotel room.
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remember, andrews was videotaped in the nude through a peephole in a hotel room without her knowing it and was posted on the internet by this guy. mike david barrett. well, he got 30 months in prison. she says it wasn't enough. he tearfully apologized to her in the courtroom. well, on hln's "prime news," a psychologist talked about the kind of damage that he's done. >> there are a lot of women that have symptoms akin to posttraumatic stress disorder after a stalking situation. you know, if you're somebody who can't predict your environment and you think everything you do is on shaky ground, it's hard to feel secure in the world. it's hard to feel not anxious. so it could really affect her the rest of her life. she wouldn't trust strangers anymore. >> andrews is going to be appearing on this year's season of "dancing with the stars." you'll hear from her at the top of the hour. and bend it like beckham will be mend it like beckham. the international soccer star is going to be out at least six months from the game after having surgery in finland to repair a, quote, totally torn achilles tendon. >> that had to hurt so much.
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>> you could see him on the ground doubling over in pain. here he is leaving italy after the injury on crushes. doctors say it will be four months before he can even run on the knee. sitting around for four months, i think it's going to drive him crazy. mike tyson has flown the coop. animal planet just announced a new show with tyson called "taking on tyson," in which, and i can't believe this, the the former champ will take on the inside world of pinnalen racing. >> i wish we had a clip. >> animal planet, send us the clip. it will debut later this year. >> mike tyson always had a deep passion for pigeons. >> they don't expect to start filming until the spring. andre augacy was out of line for making fun of pete sampras. >> got a little uncomfortable. if you want to add some bling to your new ipad you want to start saving now because
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they're offering an ipad covered in diamonds, not crystals, diamonds, for the little old cost of $20,000. you had that sitting around, don't you? a regular ipad is about 500 bucks. the diamond ipad won't be available until afr june. you know what would happen, say i even got the crystal version, i would drop it. i would drop it. >> you think anybody is going to buy that, for real i'm asking. >> no. i could be wrong. >> i think it's a flop, personally. 20 grand, holy cow. traveling out there, so far no delays, again, it's early and the volume hasn't really crept up yet. we will get the winds out there for new york city metros. dallas some rain overhead and same with houston, minneapolis and rain. eeeeeeeeeeee
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good morning! everybody stretch. get the tension out of your neck. how are you, ha? it's tuesday, i'm robin meade. we're better now that we know you've joined us. here's what's going on. some toyota owners say the massive recall have them afraid to drive and they're willing to sue to get their money back. michael jackson just got the biggest recording deal in history from beyond the grave.
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you can buy an ipad dripping in diamonds. first, an earthquake shook people out of their sleep earlier in l.a. this morning. the magnitude 4. quake hit about an hour ago. so far no reports of any damage or injuries. people are racing against time and nature to save their homes. they have been putting together more than a million sandbags in fargo, north dakota. now, we're seeing the red river there and in minnesota above the flood stage. police in fargo said they thought they had a few more weeks to prepare, but now a sudden snow melt and heavy rains. look at the flooding in massachusetts, more than 200,000 customers still do not have power in the northeast and a lot of people were caught off guard when the water started to rise. >> saw water coming in and had power to get the window down and grabbed her keys and her cell phone and climbed out the window
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and called 911 and had to swim, literally swim up the street here. >> the nor'easter has been right off the coast of north carolina this morning. meteorologist bob van dillen will tell you what it means for the travelers in just a few minutes here. some toyota owners are saying i'm afraid of my car and they want a full refund. forget getting a fix here. this could end up being a major lawsuit. how big is it right now? >> i don't know exactly, robin. but so many people afraid of their cars that a group of them is suing. they want this full refund even though they have been driving their cars. this is dozens of toyota owners in arizona and washington that are seeking this class action lawsuit. even though it's dozens now, it could get a lot worse. that's the thing about these class action suits. if they get certified with that kind of legal status. 6 million drivers that it could turn into completely.
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if they win, this is something worth billions of dollars. it is potentially crippling to toyota in the future. the group, though, alleging these cars are so unsafe that toyota has botched the safety recall so profoundly that the only thing that is the proper solution is to let them bring their cars back in and get a full refund. >> not even the cost of deappreciation. >> of course, because this is a big lawsuit, toyota has no comment, which any big company would do. they will make their commen in court. john edwards' former mistress rielle hunter is upset about her photos that came out in "gq." hunter is having second thoughts after a lengthy interview came out in the magazine. she told barbara walters repulsive as to why she posed
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for them, hunter says she trusted the photographer. andrew young is responding to a slam from hunter. young initially tried to protect edwards by claiming he was the father of hunter's baby, but hunter now says hunter loved edwards more than he loved his own family. >> i love john edwards, i believed in job edwards and i clearly believed in the causes. but the reason i worked as hard for john edwards was because i wanted a brighter future for my wife and for my kids and for everybody else. i truly believed in those causes, but to say that i loved john edwards more than my family is just ridiculous. >> she's implying that you are gay. that's what it sounds like to me. >> well, i'm not going to say that, i might get in some trouble. i don't think there is any doubt for anybody that knows me that i'm not gay.
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to quote the seinfeld line, not that there is anything wrong with it. >> young has written a tell-all book about edwards' affair and young is suing edwards and what a mess. the man who secretly videotaped erin andrews is going to prison for two and a half years. here's rafer with more on her reaction. >> yeah, robin. erin andrewses urged the judge for longer sentence giv to the man who secretly taped her in the nude through a peep hole. the judge added three months to that sentence. the man tearfully appaologized andrews, but she says it does not end her nightmare. >> i would have liked longer time but the judge did the best he could. but i'm glad he will be away from anyone he can harm in the next 30 months.
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his apology isn't good enough. it doesn't take down the video off the internet. get this, michael david barrett, an insurance executive from illinois secretly taped 16 other women the same way he did with andrews. his lawyer says he's undergoing psychological treatment. >> rafer, thank you. michael jackson is still setting records nine months after his death. jackson estate just signed the biggest recording deal in history with sony music. it's going to pay $200 million for albums over the next seven years. one will contain never before released jackson recordings. it is due out in november. the official announcement about the deal is expected today. this is from one of the albums that was before, you know, "thriller" and "beat it." i can't see that bob really knows this album.
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>> i know. it's smooth. nice to wake you up to. >> little old school for you. >> old school. >> we needed something a little calming if we're traveling in texas. what is the deal? >> the area of low pressure, robin, centered right around texas. main impulse is located and frontal boundary down to the south. rain out of dallas and ft. worth and stretching towards houston, kind of clockwise around that low. notice the clouds, though, heading in towards mississippi valley and that's all you're getting and light cloud cover coming out from around the northwest from areas like atlanta. if you're traveling here, it's okay. live to atlanta, here's what it looks like. sunshine w, partly sunny skies later today and high 62. still not to the average. the average is 64. so, the cold air still across the deep southeast and the rest the east coast. as for the rain, it's heavy right now around dallas. now rain cycling into houston and coming in oout of san
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antonio and houston. the airport is located, there's dfw and light showers overhead and that's what you're going to get. light showers off and on and enough to get a couple delays at the airport. still haven't seen any pop up yet. we will get a couple out there. out to the north, minneapolis, light rain a stretches into duluth it's the melting snow. all these rivers around fargo geing towards central iowa all continue to rise, basically cresting late this week or this weekend as the snow continues to melt. seattle, portland, clouds, light rain headed towards you and dry around seattle and showers around the puget sound and here's your nor'easter, better look at it. booted out later today, just a lot of wind for the northeast. >> why doesn't it giddy on up and giddy on out. >> finally moved out today. >> thank you. >> you got it. democrats are ready to use
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any means necessary to pass major changes to your health insurance. the vote count is coming down to the wire. remember the pilots who flew 150 miles past their destination last year. oh, yeah. they could be back in the skies again soon. i kid you not.
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in less than an hour hundreds of tea party protesters plan to rally outside the u.s. capital to oppose a health care reform bill. correspondent richard lui joins us inside the capital plenty of opposition, as well. what should we be looking out for? >> they hope to have some progress over the coming week. the number we should be looking for 216. if the opposition gets that many votes, the health care system is dead. showing 200 no-votes in the house right now and that is just 16 shy of putting a kubosh on the bill that republicans are promising to fight to the bitter end. here's minority leader boehner.
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>> what i'm doing is working with my colleagues to keep the american people engaged in this fight. i don't have enough votes on my side of the aisle to stop the bill, but i, along with the majority of the american people who are opposed to this can stop this bill. we can do everything we can to make it difficult for them, if not impossible to pass a bill. >> he also says, though, that pelosi does not, robin, have the votes to pass the senate plan. >> you know, richard, 216 is also the number the dems need to pass the bill. let's talk about a last-minute push for yes votes. >> president obama, robin, he knows it's down to the wire for the moment and he's asking for sacrifice from lawmakers. >> now, as we get closer to the vote there's a lot of hand ringing going on. we hear a lot of people in washington talking about politics and talking about what thit means in november and talking about the poll numbers for democrats and republicans. we need courage.
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>> all right. now, the president he wants lawmakers when he mentions courage to look past the backlash and also voting possible backlash speaker pelosi. according to politico.com her team do not come asking for big changes or fat handouts. she says here, robin, the bill is final as is. >> that's that. richard, thank you. you can save the government more than a billion dollars collectively and it will only take a few minutes of your time. what's the deal here? our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. >> they are kind of appealing to your patriotism. when you get your census form, check the boxes and mail it back. they say mailing it back will help the government save a lot of taxpayer money, your money. the bureau says it could save $1.5 billion if everybody mailed
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their forms back instead of, you know, stick it in a pile and then forgetting about it and next thing you know there's a census taker knocking on your door. the 120 million forms were all mailed out yesterday to all corners of the country. you should have it in your mailbox by tomorrow. later today, the fed is going to be talking about interest rates. they're holding their meeting. rates have been at record lows for more than a year, but a lot of economists think they eventually go up but not necessarily right now. that's something we will be watching. an end of an era, the last airline that was serving free meals says it's over. >> no more. >> continental is going to start charging you for food. the airline says it will save $35 million a year, not just on the food itself, but it takes jet fuel to fly that food around. business class passengers will
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still get fed. >> you can get fed, you just have to pay for it. >> and they get real utensils and stuff like that. all right, thank you. all right, it is time right now for a salute to the troops. today's salute comes from a wife to her husband who just returned home last week. i swear, we might have the video of it. >> hi, robin. we're the wood family. this is elijah and i'm susan. home from afghanistan and just so glad to have him home, thank you. >> great job with that salute. and we're glad that he's home. if you have somebody in the service, go to cnn.com/robin. no one is really sure when tiger woods is coming back exactly. there are major plans in the works based on that speculation. a guy owes the irs one, two, three, four cents. he wanted to laugh it off, but it was a bad idea.
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whenever tiger woods does come back to golf, the president of cbs news and sports says it will be one of, if not the biggest media event of the decade. the last decade. so, he means bigger than presidential inauguration. >> as big as the presidential inauguration. when you hear that, you go, wait a minute. let's keep in mind, cbs does have the masters, they are covering the masters and a lot of people think that's a tournament tiger woods will play. tiger was the most recognizable athlete in the world before the scandal. more than 20 million people watched his apology. that is higher ratings than some tournaments. it will broadcast part of it in 3d through comcast. interesting it would be the masters because they were the first tournament to broadcast on hd.
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washington wizards star gilbert arenas suspended for the year after pleading guilty for taking guns into the locker rooms says he deserves his punishment. he was not using "longevity thinking when he pulled out a gun on a teammate." that he messed up the legacy of the team's late owner and he is going to be sentenced next week. speaking of apologizing andre agassi said he was out of line when he made fun of pete sampras. he lampooned sampras for being cheap. >> i want to impersonate you. >> go ahead. i don't have any money -- >> and then sampras got visibly upset and things got uncomfortable and watch as he responded by serving it right at agassi's head. >> they gave the guy the microphone. they wanted the crowd to be
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entertained. >> sampras could have come back wearing a wig. he took the high road. >> neither one went to the press conference afterwards. coming up, why mike tyson is literally flying the coupe. that in 30 minutes. robin? >> thank you. senator john mccain is going back on the campaign trail with s sarah palin. and his former running mate is willing to help, apparently. they'll both attend a rally in tucson march 26 and then one in mesa the following day. mccain's primary challenger a former congressman and talk radio host. imagine if your child's school had fewer number of teachers to handle the same number of kids. an alarming sign on how badly the budget woes could afct your child's education.
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police say that they're getting calls from people who woke up to a 4.4 magnitude earthquake in southern califoia. the epicenter was only about 11 miles east of dntown l.a. that magnitude is fairly light, but it was still felt over a large area. no reports of damage or injuries. some toyota owners want their money back for their car. they filed a lawsuit yesterday demanding a full refund because their cars have been recalled and their lawyer says many of them are jt too afraid to drive their cars now. if tir lawsuit gets class
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action status and that is a big if, it could include 6 million recalled toyotas. president obama may have another supreme court justice to replace him. justice john paul stevens tells "the new yorker" magazine he is deciding if this is his last term. the 89-year-old says he will definitely retire in the next three years. those are our headlines. morning, sunshine. 8:30 a.m. eastern. i'm robin meade. in 30 minutes hundreds of tea party protesters plan to rally to oppose a health care reform bill. correspondent richard lui joins us now. hearing about a possible way for the house dems to pass a senate health care bill without actually voting on it. good morning to you. >> how might they do that without voting on it? house speaker nancy pelosi suggest to "the washington post." vote on a package of fixes to the senate bill and if that
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passes it would then signify that lawmakers deem the health care bill to be passed. robin, you know, kind of like playing darts right now for the democrats. they could be throwing every possible maneuver against the wall to see what sticks. >> you know, richard, so, without a vote, a vote without a vote, let's call it that. >> that's right. >> i would imagine that republicans would not be happy with that. what about the benefit it would provide for house democrats, though? >> let's look at what republicans are saying. they are slamming this suggesting it may be an effort to avoid responsibility for passing the health care bill. some republicans suggesting to "the washington post" pelosi's plan might be unconstitutional. why even try this then? might protect some democrats who are reluctantly to support the health care vote. i like it because people don't have to vote on the senate bill.
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end quote. >> thank you for the update. by the way, we'll be watching to see the protests that are supposed to happen at 9:30 a.m. eastern. rielle hunter is repulsed by her own photos in a "gq" shoot. what are you saying about that today? who cares what edwards' mistress has to say. what has she sever done besides sleep with a married man? bruce said she looked stunningly beautiful. she was covered up, didn't show a ton of skin. i don't understand what all the fuss is about. so, you're welcome to express your opinion. the governor of texas wants a predator zone to help patrol the border with mexico. right now the unmanned aircraft are mostly used in military operations overseas. the governor rick perry says they could be used to spot drug smugglers and human traffickers. there has been a huge of violence along the border in recent months. a rocking night in new york
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as a new class of inductees were putting the rock 'n' roll hall of fame british group the haulies were one of the groups indicated last night. ♪ >> that's interesting maroon 5 performing some of the hollies hits. other bands that were indicated last night were genesis and abba and only two members of abaa showed up and only two members of -- that's three members of genesis showed up. jimmy clip and the stooges also showed up. 34 minutes past the hour. okay. i i'm trying to identify some of that music. is that genesis?
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or someone doi genesis. it's dave matthews. how wrong of me. that is not allowed. calling dave matthews genesis. >> let me show you what is happening now. same nor'easter, wind still a factor and mainly around the coast and cape hatteras and up to boston. let me show you some ireport pictures we got. north central jersey, we'll call it that. look at the flooding. after seven inches of rain or so after o days. helicopter aerial shot and water all over the place and for that reason we have the flash flood warnings still up. flash flood warnings for a good chunk of new jersey and connecticut and rhode island under a flash flood warning and more warnings outside of maryland, too, outside of d.c. live to philadelphia because skies are clearing out temporarily. you see clouds off and on and looks pretty good right now. temperatures only in the 40s today but at least you will be
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dry. philadelphia, od morning. looking fantastic out there. what about the rest of the country? zoom in back towards texas. impulse riding through the big state. see the rain. heavy times coming through dallas and stretching into houston, as well. all that action moving over towards the east. how much rain we're calling for over the next 48 hours. doesn't look like a blockbuster for you, but falling on areas that have seen rain over the last couple days. put this into motion and see the rain spreading in abilene and texas and the bullseye right around san antonio and austin, too. the yellow shaded areas one to two inches of rain is what we're going to get for the most part. for the rest of the country, rain showers around texas. back up to the north, though. more light rain around minneapolis and flooding concerns west of there, not because of the rain, because of the melting snow. temperatures today in the mid-30s around south dakota and minnesota and tomorrow temperatures approaching the mid to upper 40s and lots of snow melting out there.
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goes into the rivers and look at flash flood rivers that are out there. rivers will crest some time next weekend. that's what we're watching. next couple days, touch and go. pacific northwest and enough to get an inch to an inch and a half of rain right around the puget sound and the rain does come back and you get air traffic delays out of that, as well. talk about that in just about 15 minutes. robin? apple's new ipad, if you get it it will be 500 bucks unless you get the version inusted with diamonds. the most out of your tax return this year. a tip that could save you hundreds of dollars.
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hey, don't you worry about getting the morning papers, it's so cold outside. we have it right here for you. the difficult place that israelis leaders are in right now. israel announced housing plans for east jerusalem to find the united states. now, it is trying to please the united states abroad domestically. the dallas morning news, fbi agents and mexican authorities are teaming up to find who murdered an american consulate worker and her husband in a border town. angels flight. known as the smallest railway in the world and first opened in 1901. they hope those cars wil connect older neighborhoods that are reenergized. the northwest airlines passengers that missed minneapolis by 150 miles can
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apply for new licenses in august but that does not mean they will be back flying. delta who merged with northwest says they will remain suspended while its investigates. here's why the pilots tell air traffic controller they dropped out of radio contact for more than an hour. >> do you have time to give a brief explanation of what happened? >> cockpit detractions that's all i can say. >> can you elaborate on cockpit distractions? >> the pilots say they got distracted by the airline scheduling system on their laptops and they have apologized. the faa will not say why they settled. if you want to add bling to your new ipad, it will cost you. a company is offering an ipad covered, dripping in diamonds for the low, low price of $20,000.
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it has 12 carets on this thing. it won't be available until after june. i would be the one, i would drop it. wouldn't you? i mean, i don't -- yeah. all right, sick of your slow internet connection, the government says we hear you and now some big changes are coming. jennifer westhoven is always looking out for you. all right, good morning. >> good morning, robin. the government is saying this isn't like we want you to get movies faster, it is about jobs and productivity. much faster access to the internet and not just in big cities either. in rural america, too, which has been left out of the high-speed internet. 20 times faster than what they are now and they want to do it because they say doctors could monitor patients online and online classes could offer so much more. they are saying there is so much
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more you can do when the internet is truly fast and other countries are doing it. the white house is worried that even though the internet was invented in the united states, we're number 18 in terms of how fast we get it and also it costs us more than people who are gettg it faster in other countries, too. all right, coming in on that season, the dreaded season, april 15th is tax day. you know, it takes a while to get your taxes done. don't wait until april 14th. we have 30 days left and we're bringing you tax tips all week. if you had to buy a new car last year, you can get some money back. not just cars, motorcycleses, light trucks, rvs. you can deduct the state and local sales taxes and they are a lot of money. this is up t4,950. we will answer your questions all next week. send them in, we'll answer them on the air.
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you can e-mail me through the contact us link or click the blue f for facebook and write on our facebook page. >> thank you for helping on our taxes. did you crawl out of bed on time this morning? let me help you with a wake-up call. call one time to 1-888-robin-hln and say what time do you want to wake up, sleepyhead. a rock slide shut down a notorious mountain road but look this driver did not see the trouble comeling. the king of pop is still breaking records. how michael jackson is shocking the music industry.
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did you see that video? a rockslide closed a mountain road in tennessee. the road is called the dragon
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because of its curves and curvy enough that this guy did not see the huge pile of rocks in front of him. >> when i came around that curve right there i noticed you all and i didn't see that rock pile. i'm lucky to have hit it in a way to not get too hurt my dog here, she probably took a pretty good hit, but she's all right. >> watch it again. wow. so far road crews have not said how long it will take to clear the road. that's u.s. highway 129 south of knoxville. espn reporter erin andrews even though her stalker is going to prison her nightmare will never beover. changed her life forever. >> the video is never going away since it's out on the internet. every time, she fears for her life every time she enters a hotel room because she doesn't know if somebody is looking at her through a peep hole. she was videotaped, as you know, in the nude.
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the guy who did it sentenced to 30 months in prison. he tearfully apologized on prime news and a psychologist talked a little bit about the damage he has done. >> a lot of woman that have symptoms after a stalking situation. you know, if you're somebody that can't predict your environment and you think everything you do is on shaky ground, it's hard to feel secure in the world and hard to feel not anxious. it could really affect her the rest of her life. she wouldn't trust strangers any more. >> she will appear on this season's "dancing with the stars." mike tyson has flown the coop, so to speak. animal planet have a new show "taking on tyson." it will take audiences inside the competitive world of pigeon racing. >> didn't know there was one.
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>> didn't know that tyson has a deep passion and that is a quote, for the birds and he's always raised geons. somehow that has not come up and it's set to debut early next year. a kentucky couple had a true kentucky wedding complete with bridesmaids wearing wildcat gear. there is the groomsmen and basketball on the cake and another basketball there. >> the priest was dressed as a referee. >> now, that woman is a good sport. and they gave the intros like at a basketball game. the chest bumping. >> very cute. >> they're honeymooning in vegas but make sure they will not miss kentucky's first game on wednesday. >> the bridesmaids didn't have to wear those awful dresses. andre agassi is saying he is sorry and out of line for making fun of tennises legend pete sampras. if you haven't seen it, we'll
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have it for you in the next half hour. >> it's uncomfortable. >> awkward. your saturday meal delivery may go away but clark howard tells you alternatives to snail mail. >> something i wondered about a while back is why do we still have mail delivery six days a week? who cares about the mail any more anyway? now the post master general is floating the idea of eliminating saturday delivery from mail. to me that's a big universiti y it would save millions of dollars. we're split as a country. little bit more than half the people say, yeah, why not eliminate saturday delivery to save money? here's what i want you to think about. we can't do everything and the value of the mail has gone down over time as we have had alternative ways to communicate with each other. are you still paying bills through the mail? what are you thinking? why not pay your bills
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electronically. you will save money and you have more reliability that the bills will be paid on time. what about e-vites instead of traditional invites? i'm clark howard. for more ways to save a buck go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off on saturdays and sundays on hln. your latest facebook friend could be the fbi. a government document shows that agents are creating fake social networking profiles as part of their investigations. they use the profiles to chat with suspects, identify friends or relatives and look for incriminating photos. investigators have compared a suspect's alibi with twitter messages sent at the time in question. john edwards' former mistress says she's repulsed by pictures of her in a new magazine. dddd
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good morning. i know you'd like to sleep in for another hour, but it's 9:00 eastern so time to go, sunshine. i'm robin meade. some toyota owners say they are too afraid to drive their cars. they don't want them fixed. they want a refund. plus, it's john edwards' former aid versus his former mistress. today you will hear why the man who helped hide the affair is ill very involved in rielle hunter's life.
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an earthquake woke people in l.a. a this morning. it hit about two hours ago. it was a magnitude 4.4, considered to be light in terms of earthquakes. one man said it felt like the floor was sinking. so far we have no confirmed reports of injuries or damage. the epicenter was about 11 miles from downtown l.a. people are racing against nature and time to save their homes. they have been putting together more than a million sandbags in fargo, north dakota. we are seeing the red river there. in minnesota above the flood stage. police in fargo thought they had weeks but there's been a sud issen snow melt and heavy rains. take a look at the flooding in massachusetts. more than 200,000 customers still don't have power in the north east. a lot of people were caught offguard when the water started rising. >> i saw water coming in. she had power to get the window down. she climbed out the window, grabbed the keys and the cell
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phone, called 9-1-1 and had to literally swim up the street here. >> the nor'easter has been off the coast of north carolina this morning. meteorologist bob mandella will tell you what it means for people in texas, you have weather problems, too. >> reporte . some toyota owners want a refund, not a fix. jennifer? >> good morning. thanks, robin. this could be a big deal for toyota. this could be such a big lawsuit. there are so many drivers afraid of their cars that a group of them in two states is suing and they want a full refund. dozens of toyota owners in ads and washington want class action lawsuit status. this kind of case is toyota's worst nightmare. if it gets certified to class action status it could be six million drivers you're potentially talking about. if they were to win it could be
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billions of dollars. it could cripple toyota in the future potentially. the group alleges the cars are so unsafe and that toyota botched the recall so profoundly that the only real solution is let them take the cars back and get all their money. by the way, a full refund they want though they have been driving the cars and never had a problem. >> no depreciation factored in there. >> you can always ask for whatever you want in a lawsuit, but that doesn't mean you're going to get it. i'm just saying it really doesn't take into account their driving. toyota has no comment. of course not. this is a big lawsuit so companies save their comments for the settlement or the courtroom. robin? >> thank you very much. we are hearing rielle hunter, john edwards' former mistress, is upset about her gq photos that came out yesterday. hunter is having second thoughts a day after the lengthy
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interview was published. she told barbara walters she found the images repu pupulsivr. when asked why she posed for them, she said she trusted the photographer. >> run, dora! >> she's there with a bunch of stuffed animals. she said she's still in love with edwards, but andrew young thinks edwards is still in contact with her. young appeared on cbs. >> i think john edwards is telling rielle and elizabeth whatever he needs to tell them to make them do what he wants. >> are you saying you believe he's still in touch with her? >> very much so, yes. >> why? >> last week i was in court being attacked by at least seven corporate lawyers. if she can't afford to pay for a $1,500 house i don't know how she's paying for all these lawyers to put me through my
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fac paces for weeks. >> you say john edwards is possibly paying her legal fees? >> i can't think of anyone else wo would do it. >> young wrote a tell-all book about the affair. hunter is suing young for invasion of privacy. to keep him from publishing a supposed sex tape of the affair. the man who secretly videotaped erin andrews is going to prison for two and a half years. here's more on erin's reaction oh. >> erin andrews urged the judge for a longer sentence than 27 months give ton the man who secretly videotaped her in the nude. the judge added three months to the sentence. the man tearfully apologized to andrews but she said it does not end her nightmareme. >> i would have liked longer time, but the judge did the best he could with the parameters that are set.
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i'm glad he'll be away from anyone he could harm for 30 months. his apology isn't good enough. it doesn't take down the video off the internet. >> prosecutors say michael david barrett, an insurance executive from illinois secretly taped 16 other women the same way he did with andrews. his lawyer said he's undergoing psychological treatment. i hope so. robin? >> let's hope the other tapes never show up somewhere. scientists discovered life under 600 feet of ice. they saw a shrimp-like creature when they dropped a camera under an ice sheet in antarctic this is cool. and they also spotted a jelly fish. the place gets no light whatsoever. scientists thought only microbes uld live there. now they wonder if life exists in other hostile places like jupiter's frozen moons. ♪
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>> six minutes after the hour. i have nothing to say about that. >> it's good eating. >> good eating. >> that's all i've got. >> fry that thing up. good morning, bob. >> good morning, robin. i want to start in texas now. we're getting more rain. you don't need it in eastern texas. flash flood warnings from a couple days ago when the rain pulled through. it's light rain in dallas for most of the day. you can see it off and on. you will get dlies there as well. -- delays there as well. heavy rain in southern texas. yellows and reds are the heavy rain. it's been steering away from dfw. here's dallas and ft. worth. you get to the south watching the heavier downs come in near san antonio. it's getting into the coast, too. houston, be prepared for heavy downs off and on for at least the next couple of hours. minneapolis, light rainshowers continuing to hammerer away at you. duluth, melting snow.
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more concerns because of the flooding. you n see it around the red river in the fargo area. this is going to crest in the next couple of days. over the weekend the snow continues to melt and it goes right into the river. the green includes minnesota, iowa, illinois, south dakota and north dakota. the dark shade is a flash flood watch. so far it's away from seattle but the light showers for most of the day. travel concerns in new york because of the wind. here's the nor'easter breaking apart. the clouds are here and a little bit of wind, too. at nyc on the tower cam, not a bad day. 46 for the temperature. gusts up to 25 miles per hour. i see no whitecaps around the statue of liberty. that's good news. so far not a lot of jostling with the camera. you still catch some delays. we'll talk about it in a little
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bit. good look at the statue of liberty. >> i'm fascinate bid the next story. paper airline tickets may be a thing of the past. a new airline is joining the charge for mobile check ins don't lose your phone phone. and the tiger woods press conference is a huge event.
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time for a salute to the troops. today's salute is from a wife to her husband who just returned home last week. i think we have id on video,
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thanks to her. >> hi, robin. we're the wood family. this is elijah and i'm susan. staff sergeant wood home from afghanistan. glad to have him home. thank you. >> thank you, susan. glad he's home for you. if you have somne in the service go to cnn.com/robin. a new study confirms that babies love to dance. they automatically know how. researchers say they believe we are born with a predisposition to tmove to the music we hear. i have no babies dancing, so i have to do it. the baby responded to the beat, not the melody. it's the beat. the more the babies could synchronize the movements with the music, the more they smile. go to youtube, type in "baby dance" and you will have better video than me. no soup for you in coach on continental. the free meals are now history
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on the airline. they are the latest to join the group basically. >> it's the last one that had meals. so it's over. the last airline that let you eat for free, those days are over. you have to pay in the future. continental will charge for food. the airline says it will save them $35 million a year, not just on the food. it takes more jet fuel to fly the meals around. business class passengers still get fed. all right. if i say most popular website in the world, what do you think? i bet you thought google but they just gave it away there. last week facebook knocked off google as king of the hill. the last company that beat google was myspace. that didn't last long. the king of pop is still breaking records. how michael jackson is shocking the music industry almost a year after he died.
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i want to show you something. come here and look at this live tv. apparently there is a police chase going on in arizona. it's happening on i-10. we don't have details about why they are chasing whom. i don't know if i'm seeing correctly here. it must be one of these trucks police are chasing. we don't have a reason why.
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is it the silvery one that just passed -- it must be. you can tell from looking at the screen police are staying back far enough. usually they do this because they don't want to provoke the person to go more high speed. it doesn't look too terribly high speed, but it's not a slow speed chase either. so they are in arizona. can anyone tell me if it's 716 there or 816 or 616? i'm going to have to get verification on that. the person they were chasing did at least stop for traffic. whoever it is, they are aware enough to stop at a light, look around and let traffic pass. we're going to squeeze this back onto the corner of your screen. you can continue watching that while we get to some other news of the day. is that what the producers want to do? okay. we're going to do that. all right. moving on. you may not need a paper ticket anymore to board a plane. this is fascinating. united is now the fourth airline
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to offer what's called a mobile boarding pass. you check in using your smartphone. let's hope you don't lose your phone. scan the barcode on the phone at the security gate. if there is a seat or gate change just hit refresh for the page. how nice is that? we're still watching the chase on i-10. i don't know. that doesn't look like i-10 to me anymore. doesn't it look like a side street? you have stoplights there. we don't know why police are pursuing the driver. they will go to a medium speed. looks like police are trying not to provoke the driver to go higher speeds. we'll watch it and go to sports. when tiger woods comes back the president of news & sports says it will be one of the, if not the, biggest media events of the decade. but they are also carrying the event. so they hope it is. >> they hope that it is, robin. you hear it and go, wait a
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minute -- he said as big as the presidential inauguration. a lot of people expect tiger woods to return at the master's which cbs is carrying, but he has a point. tiger was the most recognizable athlete before the scandal. more than 20 million people watched his apology. that's more than watch tournaments. the tournament just announced it will be broadcasting part of it in 3-d available through comcast and on the internet. separate coverage from cbs. washington wizard star gilbert arenas suspended after pleading guilty to taking guns i the locker room. he admitted he needed to be punished. this is from esquire, he said he wasn't using, quote, longevity thinking when he pulled a gun on a teammate. he will be sentenced next week. andre agassi is telling espn he was out of line when he made fun of pete sampras at a charity tournament. it was an awkward moment.
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first, sampras made fun of agassi and then agassi lampooned him for being cheap. >> say something. say it. >> i want to impersonate you. >> okay. go ahead. [ laughter ] >> i don't have any money. i just -- i -- >> you could tell sampras was actually upset and then serves it at agassi's head right here. whoops. neither of them showed up at the post game news conference but agassi said he was out of line. coming up, when mike tyson is flying the coop in 30 minutes. >> on the screen we have a police pursuit in arizona. i think in phoenix. it had been on i-10, but it's moved to the surface streets. one report we had is that police are backing off. if you're on a surface street it's 620 there, you don't want to provoke somebody. not that police provoke someone but a speed chase may incite
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someone to drive faster. with the morning rush coming up they don't want to do it. we don't know why they are chasing that person. michael jackson is still setting records nine months after his death. the associated press says the jackson estate just signed the biggest recording deal in history with sony music. it will pay $200 million for albums over the next seven years. one contains never before heard jackson recordings. it's due out in november. the official announcement is expected today. the police chase is going on at i-10 in arizona outside phoenix, or in the area of phoenix. it's moved to surface streets but we're not sure why they are pursuing them. we understood police were backing off because it moved to surface streets. we'll continue to watch it over the commercial break to see if anything develops.
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police in arizona are cuffing three suspects that they have apprehended after some type of police pursuit. we don't know why they were chasing them but now you have a lot of different officers co combing the truck, lifting up wood to see what's underneath there. this is a live picture. what are they looking for? >> well, robin, once they get the subject or subjects out of the car, they want to make sure the truck is secure. we don't know --
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>> wait a minute. they're finding more people. >> more people underbeneath. >> so are they human traffickers? >> that's a good possibility. >> smugglers. >> we don't know what initiated this but it started on the interstate on i-10 and went to surface streets. that could have been why the chase was initiated. they went to pull the car over and a lot of times in the phoenix area, we have seen it before, robin. there have been people involved in human trafficking and they don't want to pull over. so it looks like there were some people underneath that plywood when they were making sure that the vehicle was secure. >> looks like police suspect there might be illegals or people being smuggled by the group that they had already cuffed and taken back into the police cruisers here. now one, two, three, four, five -- at least six different people were in the bed of that truck under plywood. >> maybe that's why we saw them
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kind of stopping at the lights and we didn't see a high speed chase like we had last week with the chase that went over 100 miles per hour. they had people in the back and they didn't want to get involved in an accident possibly. >> the story is still developing. i think we can see why it was that police were apparently pursuing this. it was on the highways and went to the surface streets and they backed off. in the end we have a number of people hidden in the bed of the truck. they have sat down on the side of the road and three people driving the truck -- one driver and two passengers, it appears, have been cuffed. thank you very much, mike brooks. appreciate it. >> you're welcome, robin. later today actor corey haim will be buried after a private service. a chapel said they will help cover the cost. haim's manager said a service is planned for a later date in l.a. meanwhile california attorney jerry brown talked
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about haim's possible involvement in a prescription drug ring. >> we know that massive amounts of drugs -- legal drugs obtained in what looks like a questionable manner because of so many doctors. how many people go to ten, 15 doctors and then go to 10, 12 pharmacies to fill them? and sometimes two doctors on the same day. this is serious stuff. do we know he put them in his mouth? no. we don't have anyone who saw him, but we know the prescriptions were fulfilled in his name and they went somewhere. >> an autopsy revealed haim had water in his lungs and enlarged heart but the coroner won't have the official cause of death until next month. haim's manager says it was not an overdose and that haim was trying to kick prescription drugs after at one point taking up to 80 pills a day. thousands of people who rode in new york taxis -- maybe you -- may have been scammed out
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of millions of dollars. the city says about 3,000 cab drivers illegally doubled their rates. the average person was overcharged by $4.50 for a total of $8 million in the past few years. some people fear it could mean trouble for all drivers. >> we're deeply angry. i mean, this is such an attack on taxi drivers. it's going to affect drivers with every interaction with passengers. at the end of each fare, these are men and women who work 10 to 12 hours a shift in one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. >> new york's mayor's office is trying to figure out how to get money back to passengers who were scammed but it could be difficult for those who paid in cash or who keeps the recreatre you know? are we doing this story, guys, or a recap? and there is no reply at all.
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isn't that a song? we have heard that rielle hunter is repulsed by her own photos from her gq shoot. what do you think? denise says she's not thinking of her little girl. when she growing up she will be able to read all this. veronica says, nobody can pose for gq and act like they don't know what kind of pics are going to be published but bruce says, my god, she looks stunningly beautiful. i don't understand what all the fuss is about. i hope bruce m.'s wife isn't watching and he's like "she's great". send us your facebook comments. we appreciate your opinion. we have been following a police chase that just ended in feek phoenix, arizona. police must have had a hunch that many people were in the bed of this pickup truck. the chase was on the highway, the freeway, then to surface streets. they got the driver and two
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passengers out of the cab of the truck but then just when i thought, okay, this story has ended, they removed the plywood from the bed of the truck and out popped, like, maybe six or seven people found hidden in the back. i don't know if police may have suspected that there was human trafficking going on, but we will continue to update the story throughout the morning when we find out what the deal was. obviously they had a hunch more people were in there. all right. 36 minutes after the hour. for friends in dallas, texas, this morning and other parts of texas, it is just a pain in the patootie morning rush. >> that's a great way to put it. the roads are wet. wet for the entire morning. rain pulling to the east. so far dallas with light showers but heavier between san antonio and austin. let me show you the next 48 hours. looks like the bull's eye will
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be around central texas. the rain moves in toward houston. maybe a half inch to an inch of rain. you still have flooding concerns across eastern texas and the rain is headed in that direction. it's going to be out there. for the rest of the region, ft. worth and the dallas metro radar. dfw, you can see the rain down to the south. broken showers passing overhead. low clouds brings poor visibility. heavy rain around san antonio. you can see it by austin, too. houston picks up a quarter inch as well. rain around minneapolis but the flooding concerns are stemming from the melting snow. so all the green-shaded areas, light green, is where you will find flooding concerns. we'll talk about it in a little bit. >> thank you. 37 minutes past the hour for you right now. and wall street is getting ready to hear from the federal reserve later on today. stephanie elam is in new york
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with a look at what's expected ahead of the decision. good morning. >> good morning, robin. stocks are in a holding pattern as we wait for the big decision later today. we're really expecting the fed to just keep interest rates near zero. policy makers are saying they will keep rates low but investors know a rate hike will come because the economy is recovering. so the big question is when is that going to happen? february snowstorms put the brakes on a recovery of the housing market. home construction tumbled 6% last month but the january number was revised higher. a record-breaking deal for sony and the estate of michael jackson. some of the projects will include previously unreleased material. the deal could be worth up to $250 million. the st. patrick's day celebration has already begun on wall street. ray kelly rang the bell. he will be the grand marshall of
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the st. patrick's day parade which is older than the united states dating back to the year of 1762. it is also the one day many of us avoid east manhattan because it is gridlock central. >> party-pooper. thank you very much. >> sure. the man who stalked reporter erin andrews is going to prison but she says she still fears for her life. also, what tipped off police that a number of people were in the bed of this truck? we'll give you more information as soon as we get that.
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all right. we have been following a police chase that has just ended in arizona. here's the tape from a few minutes ago as it was ended. several people -- now, this is what we saw. we saw the driver and two passengers in the cab of the truck surrendering. you think, oh, this story is over. but then -- and we might have the tape -- they found a lot of people in the bed of the truck. the truck didn't get up to high speeds in the chase. see, watch as they remove the plywood and there are six or seven people inside. cnn is confirming that from the phoenix police department that dps called for assistance and -- huh, they lost the truck, helped find the truck. phoenix police department pulled them over. that was the agency that pulled them over, the phoenix police
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department. all right. so we're going to continue to follow the story throughout the morning. things are not always as they seem. you think you have a truck, pull it over and lo and behold many people are in the bed of the truck. we'll ask to see what it was that tipped off police that people were hidden. makes you wonder if this is a human smuggling operation or what the deal is. a priest with ties to the pope was suspended after being accused of sexually abusing children. his archdiocese in germany announced it yesterday. when pope benedict was a cardinal there in the '80s he approved the transfer for the priest though the man was going through therapy for abusing children. they say the pope didn't know. a defense official is under investigation for allegedly setting up a private network of former cia. richard lui is working on that
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one. >> several questions about the case you bring up. did this man create a secret network and was it fighting an undercover war in afghanistan and pakistan? we'll dig into that. plus, a middle school principal posted the names of all the kids who got f's. he said it's a motivator but that's not how parents see it. how about the theory for what's wrong with the toyotas we have been talking about -- cosmic rays. don't laugh about it. but they will be looking into it. robin? >> thank you. new york was rocking last night as the new class of inductees entered the rock & roll hall of fame. abba was one of the groups inducted. ♪ the winner takes it all ♪ loser has to fall ♪ it's simple and it's plain >> that's faith hill singing "the winner takes it all." benny anderson accompanied her
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but during the acceptance speech he said the group will never perform together again. what gives? some of the other honorees were jimmy cliff, reggae legend. iggy pop & the stooges and david geffen as well. >> abba in, stevie ray vaughan out. how does that happen? rush not in the hall of fame, but abba is. >> you have an ax to grind. >> there's atlanta looking nice. >> looks like it will be decent up there. call for half hour delays around new york city metro because of the wind and boston as well. winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. rain around dallas. i showed you on the radar. houston, same thing.
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minneapolis, light rainfall, seattle light rain with short delays. everybody should be under an hour today. yesterday at this time laguardia with a three-hour delay. not today. more in a half hour. the new apple ipad costs $400 unless you get the diamond version.
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just when you think you've got a police chase on tv that's about to come to an end, no. police lift up the plywood in the bed of the truck that they stopped and out jumps, like, six, seven, maybe eight people in the bed of the truck. they keep searching. they keep lifting, and they find people. i know. this truck -- the chase started in phoenix, arizona. it was on the freeways, moved to surface streets. they find kooikind of puttered neighborhood and finally stopped for police. when they apprehended the three people in the cab of the truck, you think, okay, it's over. but no, it turned into so much more than that. we'll send you updates when we get confirmation why police had
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a hunch they needed to follow this truck. espn reporter erin andrews says though her stalker is going to prison her nightmare will never be over. here's rafer with more on her comments. >> who can blame her? she says every time she goes to a hotel room she fears for her life because she doesn't know if anybody's watching. she was videotaped in the nude through a peephole and it was posted on the internet by this guy. michael david barrett sentenced to 30 months. he tearfully apologized to andrews while on prime news a psychologist talked about the damage he's done. >> there are a lot of women that have symptoms akin to post traumatic stress disorder after a stalking situation. if you can't predict your environment and you think everything you do is on shaky ground it's hard to feel secure in the world. it's hard to feel not anxious. so she wouldn't trust strangers
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anymore. >> she will be on this season's "dancing with the stars." prosecutors say that pervert did the same thing to 16 other women. mike tyson has flown the coop. animal planet just announced a new show with him called "taking on tyson" in which the former heavy weight champ takes audiences inside the competitive world of pigeon racing. >> no kidding. >> he apparently has a deep passion for the birds and has always raised pigeons. >> who knew? >> it's set to day buy next year. what if the pigeons don't come back? if they don't come back? a kentucky couple had a wedding kentucky style. you'll like this. you have kentucky relatives. there are two kind of fans. they had it complete with introductions of players coming in -- >> now the starting lineup is what they had. my gosh. >> the bridesmaids were wearing
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kentucky gear. huh a basketball, a cake. they are honeymooning in vegas and plan to not miss kentucky's game on thursday. >> it was probably more fun and exciting than most weddings. >> it look like ingenious. andre agassi said he was out of line for making fun of pete sampras in the next half-hour. >> awkward. thank you very much. if you want to add some bling to your ipad, of course it's going to cost you. but a company called mervis diamond importers is offering dripping in diamond for the low price of $20,000. yeah, this has 12 carats of diamonds. a regular ipad is about $500. the diamond ipad will not be available until after june. you know, don't hurt yourself running to get one. if you're still paying your bills by mail, listen. the possibility of the end of saturdayail delivery might not be the only reason you should consider paying on line.
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